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Hybrid grasses

An interesting new study on the use of hybrid grasses to increase flood resilience: http://www.nature.com/srep/2013 ...

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Nachhaltige Energiezukunft

Building a sustainable energy future - a view on risk and sustainability issues of our future energy system (for those mastering ...

STORY URL: ETH-Klimablog | Keine Energiezukunft ist risikofrei – aber einige Optionen sind nachhaltiger

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Biggest climatic tragedy in Brazil

A huge storm in Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region is considered the biggest climatic tragedy of country's history ...

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A 'Sandy' experience

As part of the Open Minds project people from around the world shared their thoughts. In this clip Lou Ann ...

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Farming from space

Satellite technology is a real game-changer for our work towards a more secure global food supply. Remember the 2010 drought ...

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Where government should spend money

Are earthquakes Acts of God that we should accept or should we take action? In times of crisis, governments struggle ...

STORY URL: Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece
PlusDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceDeadly Earthquake Hits GreeceThe Associated PressA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 struck southwestern...

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Nat Cats - no longer a prelude to ruin

What do a billion dollar hydropower plant and a farmer in Ethiopia have in common? They can both be wiped ...

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What's on your mind?

With this question, along with the questions from the people in this clip, our Open Minds conversations begin. The big ...

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Unclear communication about risk

Unclear communication about risk is a risk. During hurricane Sandy the NHC had no system in place to issue clear ...

STORY URL: Sandy criticism prompts change in storm warnings
Responding to criticism after Superstorm Sandy, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday it would change the way it warns people about tropical storms that morph into something else.

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Manage disaster risk

For years now, we've been seeing a dramatic rise in economic losses caused by natural catastrophes. Since 1980, the ...

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Climate change - what about poverty?

Tasneem Essop is WWF South Africa's international climate policy advocate. In this clip she talks the fundamental link she ...

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Hong Kong student on climate change

This young student from Hong Kong's Victoria Shanghai Academy has strong views about climate change and how he hopes ...

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Climate adaptation

Historically, Samoa has suffered extensive damage from flooding, especially along its coast. Future coastal flooding events are expected to increase ...

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Adaptation in the city of Hull, UK

Adaptation measures are available to make societies more resilient to the impacts of climate change. But decision makers need the ...

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Adaptation is a must

Societies and local communities need to adapt to a changing environment. The earlier they decide to do so, the lower ...

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